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Transgenic Silkworm Spins Strong 'Spider' Threads That Could Be Mass-Produced
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, Japan, agrobiology, silkworms, transgenic )

Naoko
- 12 hours ago - japantimes.co.jp
TSUKUBA, IBARAKI PREF. - Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences has developed a transgenic silkworm that produces strong "spider" silk.
'Pristine' Mammoth Skeleton Unearthed In Texas
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, unearthed, Mammoth, skeleton, ancient, archaeology, discovery, history )

Darren
- 11 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Marty McEwen was digging in the dirt on his dad's North Texas property in May when the excavator suddenly hit something. That something turned out to be a six-foot tusk -- of a mammoth that had walked the earth tens of thousands of years ago.
U.S. DOE Invests $67 Million in Nuclear Energy Research
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Department of Energy, Secretary Ernest Moniz, Funding, Nuclear Research, Nuclear Science, Engineering, Nuclear Energy, Zero Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Obama Climate Policy )

Brian
- 8 hours ago - dailyfusion.net
""The Department's support for cutting-edge nuclear science and engineering across our universities, national laboratories, and industry reflects the key role of nuclear energy in helping ensure America's low carbon future," said Energy Secretary Moniz."
Early Growth of Giant Galaxy, Just 3 Billion Years After the Big Bang, Revealed
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, nasa, science, space, cosmology, world )

Darren
- 12 hours ago - sciencedaily.com
The birth of massive galaxies, according to galaxy formation theories, begins with the buildup of a dense, compact core that is ablaze with the glow of millions of newly formed stars.
Row Reignites Over Distance of Pleiades Star Cluster
Science & Tech  (tags: world, astronomy, cosmology, science, pleiades, stars, cluster, esa, measurement, gaia )

Darren
- 5 hours ago - nature.com
New measurement points to possible error in ESA survey that could also affect the agency's new Gaia mission.
Possible Evidence of Water Clouds in Brown Dwarf Situated Just 7.3 Light Years Away
Science & Tech  (tags: world, space, science, evidence, water, brown dwarf, light years )

Darren
- 3 hours ago - phys.org
A team of researchers, led by space scientist Jacqueline Faherty, has found evidence of water clouds in the atmosphere of a brown dwarf situated just 7.3 light years away. In their paper to be published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. . .
Dead Stars 'Can re-Ignite' and Explode
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, stars, astronomy, discovery, re-ignite )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Astronomers have shown that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas.
Oldest Shipwreck In Mediterranean Found? Ancient Phoenician Vessel Contains 2,700-Year-Old Artifacts
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, history, science, Medierranean Archaeology, Malta, Phoenicians )

Cat
- 4 hours ago - ibtimes.com
Really cool. An ancient vessel that once transported Phoenicians around the Mediterranean Sea was found near the island of Malta with its cargo still remarkably intact, a team of archeologists from the U.S., France and Malta report.
Deutsche Telekom Could Part With T-Mobile for $35 a Share
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, wireless, carrier, american, german, mobile phones, cell phones )

Darren
- 6 hours ago - cnet.com
Deutsche Telekom, the majority owner of T-Mobile, wants to unload its stake in the US wireless carrier. But only at the right price.
Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?
Science & Tech  (tags: screen time, media usage, children, UCLA, research, Computers in Human Behavior )

Judy
- 2 hours ago - npr.org
Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research from UCLA. This isn't the only negative effect, either.
Hadrian's Wall Dig Unearths 2,000-Year-Old Toilet Seat
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 29 minutes ago - bbc.com
Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old, perfectly preserved wooden toilet seat at a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland.
2,700-Year-Old Phoenician Shipwreck Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 19 minutes ago - news.discovery.com
An international team of researchers has discovered the remains of a Phoenician ship that sunk in the waters off the island of Malta around 700 BC, Maltese authorities announced this week.
Study Shows Advantage of Stone-Tipped Spears for Prehistoric Humans
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 13 minutes ago - popular-archaeology.com
An experimental study shows that stone-tipped spears do not penetrate as deep into prey as sharpened wooden spears, but cause more damage.
Wine and Herbal Residues Found in Bronze Age Palace Cellar Jars
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 9 minutes ago - popular-archaeology.com
In 2013, while excavating within the palace ruins of Tel Kabri, a 75-acre ancient Canaanite city site in northern Israel that dates back to 1700 BCE, a joint American-Israeli team came across a three-foot-long jar. They later christened it "Bessie." The s
Scientists Reveal the Genetic Prehistory of the New World Arctic Peoples
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 minutes ago - popular-archaeology.com
Much has been said and reported about studies and discoveries focusing on searching for the first Americans. Less popularized but equally important has been the ongoing research related to illucidating the picture of how and when the Arctic, the last regi
   

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